The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command has a new funding opportunity available: the Extramural Medical Research program. This program must be for basic and applied research and must be for scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge and understanding rather than focusing on a specific system or hardware solution. Research and development funded through this program are intended and expected to benefit and inform both military and civilian … Read More
Archive for 2014
Please Join Us for the 2014 Portland Series Launch: What Can Your Genes Tell You? Value, validity and implications of direct to consumer genetic testing for personal health data. Co-facilitated by Summer Cox, MPH and Shaban Demirel, PhD. October 21, 2014 5:45 – 7:30 p.m. The Lucky Labrador Pub (all ages) 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214 $5 General Admission Includes discussion and first glass of wine/beer if 21+ REGISTER at http://www.nwabr.org/communityconversation/portland What are … Read More
Did you know that the NIH Common Fund was holding a video competition to commemorate its 10-year anniversary? Neither did we, but after seeing this Common Fund rap, we will definitely be going with the Common Fund.
A laboratory notebook is critical to document research that may form the basis of a patentable invention. An accurate record can show who made the invention, the contributions of each inventor, and how the invention was made. Senior Technology Development Manager Michele Gunness will lead this seminar to present updates on patent law and best practices to maintain your laboratory notebook to assist your attorney when preparing a patent application and providing support to your … Read More
Genetics Prize The unrestricted $500,000 prize is presented to a leading scientist, or group of scientists (up to three), in recognition of groundbreaking contributions to any realm of genetics research. These contributions may include original discoveries in genetic function, regulation, transmission, and variation, as well as in genomic organization. Nominations may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary genetic research or problems. Neuroscience Prize This … Read More
On Monday, October 6, Technology Transfer and Business Development (TTBD) hosted the 2014 TTBD Awards to recognize OHSU researchers who had technologies licensed or optioned in the last fiscal year as well as those who brought in top dollars from industry to support their research. The ceremony drew an enthusiastic crowd to the Portland State University lecture hall at the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building. We’d like to congratulate all of the researchers who were recognized at this year’s … Read More
Dr. Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D, and Kateri Spinelli, Ph.D. are one of 12 winners of the 2014 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) annual BioArt competition. Their submission, showing the sensory hair cells of a chick, was captured by scanning electron microscopy. The image comes from joint work to discover better methods to detect and treat hearing loss and disrupted balance. The 12 winning images and videos demonstrate the breadth of ongoing research in … Read More
The American Heart Association has announced its winter deadlines for a wide range of funding opportunities relating to cardiovascular disease and stroke. All proposals and applications will be due either January 15th or 22nd, 2015. American Heart Association – Winter 2015 Funding Opportunities Pre-Doctoral Fellowship – $25,000 per year for one or two years to help students begin careers in cardiovascular or stroke related research by providing research assistance and training. Research should be broadly related … Read More
OCTRI Research Forum: Need Patient Data? Using the OHSU Research Data Warehouse and Oregon’s All Payers, All Claims database. Oct, 20.
Join the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, OCTRI, in a monthly research forum that addresses all things clinical and translational research. Topics will be presented in a problem – solution fashion and anyone from the research arena is welcome! Do you have a clinical or translational research question or problem? Let us know and we’ll do our best to help during these events! Please submit questions and topic requests to Colleen Berreta. Don’t miss … Read More
Jay Nelson, director of the OHSU Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, has been awarded a $10 million contract from the National Institutes of Health for discovery work on new ways to improve vaccines. They were one of seven groups awarded such contracts. Vaccine adjuvants are compounds that bolster the innate immune response, essentially super-charging the vaccine. While adjuvants show great promise in improving vaccines and fighting disease, currently just three are in use–scientists at VGTI … Read More